Record-breaking heat wave this week for truckers in the West

Tractor-trailer with hot sun on the horizon.

A brutal heat wave that began over the weekend will spread across more Western states all week long. Drivers should do everything they can to beat the heat for the sake of their health, as well as their trucks.

Temperatures in the 90s and 100s were common Saturday and Sunday in parts of the Desert Southwest and Southern California.

Daily record highs were set both days in Tucson, Nogales and Safford, Arizona, where the mercury hit between 108 and 113 degrees. Normal highs for June 12 and 13 range...

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